2015 – Changement catastrophique ou peur de l’effondrement / Catastrophic Change or Fear of Breakdown

Nicola Abel-Hirsch is a Fellow of the British Psychoanalytical Society, and works in private practice. She is Visiting Professor at the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Essex. Her work on Bion includes: On ’Suffering’; The Life Instinct; Freud and Bion on the Pleasure Principle; Narcissism and Socialism; Bion’s Containing and Winnicott’s Holding; Bion on Observation; and currently, On the Place of Sexuality in Bion’s work. She is the editor of Hanna Segal’s last book ‘Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow’. 

Dr Dana Amir is a clinical psychologist, supervising-analyst at the Israel psychoanalytic society, poetess and literature researcher. She is the author of five poetry books and two psychoanalytic non-fiction books (Cleft Tongue, Karnac 2014; On the Lyricism of the Mind, Routledge, in print). She is the winner of many national and international prizes: The Adler National Poetry Prize (1993); The Bahat Prize for Academic Original Book (2006); The Frances Tustin International Memorial Prize (2011); The Prime-Minister Prize for Hebrew Writers (2012); The IPA (International Psychoanalytic Association) Sacerdoti Prize (2013); Nathan Alterman poetry price (2013). She is a faculty member of the Department of Human Counseling and Development, Haifa University, and practices psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.

Catalina Bronstein is a Training and Supervising psychoanalyst from the British Psychoanalytical Society. She is visiting Professor at the Psychoanalysis Unit UCL. She has a medical degree and trained as a psychiatrist in Buenos Aires and as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic. She trained as a psychoanalyst at the British Psychoanalytical Society. She was the former London Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and is now on the Board of IJP. She is a member of the IPA Publications Cttee. For the last 23 years she has worked at the Brent Adolescent Centre. Bronstein has published extensively in many journals. She has has edited ‘Kleinian Theory . A Contemporary perspective’ and has co-edited ‘The New Dialogues Klein-Lacan’. She works in private practice with adults and adolescents and at the Brent Centre.
Alessandro Bruni, in the beginning biologist, gave his dissertation thesis in Rome University on “LSD and Altered States of Consciousness” with Nobel Prize Daniele Bovet He has been working in private practice in psychoanalysis and groups since 1980. He is now a Psychoanalyst, Training and Supervising Analyst of the Italian Psychoanalitical Society (SPI), Founding Member and Training Analyst of the Italian Institute of Group Psychoanalysis (IIPG) (of Bionian trend), Member of Synaptica – Mind-Body Research Center, Supervisor along his carrier in Public Health Services in many Italian cities.

Dieter Bürgin, Psychiatrist for children, adolescents and adults. Training in Psychoanalysis in Basel and Zürich (1965-73). Full Membership in the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society and IPA 1973. Postgraduate psychoanalytic training in Child- and Adolescent Psychoanalysis: mainly at the Hampstead Clinic London, but also at the British Institute of Psychoanalysis, the Tavistock Clinic and the Brent Centre (M. and E. Laufer), London. 1975 – 2004: Head of the Child and Adolescent Department and Full Time Professor at the University of Basel. Chairman of the University Clinic for Child- and Adolescent-Psychiatry. Training Analyst of the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society since 1978. Former president of the Swiss Psychoanalytic Society and Editor in general of the EPF. Private analytic practice since 2005.

Giuseppe Civitarese, psychiatrist, Ph.D. in psychiatry and relational sciences, is a training and supervising analyst in the Italian Psychoanalytic Society (SPI), and a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) and of the International Psychoanalytic Association (IPA). He lives and is in private practice in Pavia, Italy. He lectures in Italy and internationally and publishes widely on various subjects including the theory of the analytic field, Bion and the post-Bionian psychoanalysis, psychoanalytic criticism. Currently he is the Editor of the Rivista di Psicoanalisi, the official journal of the Italian Psychoanalytic Society.

Judy K. Eekhoff, PhD, FIPA is the Past-President of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute. She is an IPA certified training and supervising psychoanalyst and a licensed child psychologist. She has a private practice in Seattle, Washington, USA where she also teaches, writes, and consults. She is a full faculty member of Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society & Institute , of Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and of COR Northwest Family Development Center. She teaches Freud, Klein, Bion and Meltzer and facilitates Infant Observation Groups. Dr. Eekhoff is on the editorial board of the American Journal of psychoanalysis and adjunct clinical faculty at the University of Washington, Department of Behavioral Sciences.
Her writing interests include the somatic manifestation of preverbal experience in the transference and counter-transference. Her recent papers focus on the impact of trauma on the development of a self.
Dr Alberto Eiguer, M.D., is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst (SPP, APDEBA-IPA), who lives and work in Paris, France; he is a former president of the International Association of Couple and Family Psychoanalysis, a research director at the laboratory PCPP, EA 4056, Institute of Psychology, University Paris 5 Sorbonne-City, and the director of the review, Le divan familial. He is the author of many works, including the recently published, Le tiers. Psychanalyse de l’intersubjectivité [The Third. Psychoanalysis of Inter-Subjectivity], Paris, Dunod, 2013.Le Dr. Alberto Eiguer est psychiatre, psychanalyste (SPP, APDEBA-IPA), qui habite et travaille à Paris, France, ancien président de l’Association Internationale de Psychanalyse de Couple et de Famille, Directeur de recherche dans le Laboratoire PCPP, EA 4056, Institut de Psychologie, Université Paris 5 Sorbonne-Cité, directeur de la revue Le divan familial. Il est l’auteur de nombreux travaux, son plus récent livre est Le tiers. Psychanalyse de l’intersubjectivité, Paris, Dunod, 2013.

Monica Horovitz, voir 2017see 2017.


Ronny Jaffè, I am training analyst of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society and now I am responsible of the Local Committee of the Training analysts in Milan. I was vice president of the European Psychoanalytical Federation. Since August 2012 I am member of the IPA Ethical Committee. I was member of the Executive Committee of the Milan Centre of Psychoanalysis and responsible of the Clinical Service. I was member of the board of the Italian Review of Psychoanalysis. In the past I worked for several years in the Psychiatric service and in the Infantile Neuropsychiatric Service as individual and group psychotherapist ( I have a formation in the Italian Institute of group psychoanalysis based on the Bionian thought).

I have published several works on individual and group psychoanalysis and I was co-editor of the book “Caos, labirinto, villaggio”; the book deals on theory and technique of child group psychoanalysis.

Sergio Lewkowicz is training and supervising psychoanalyst of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalytic Society (SPPA). He is the former Scientific Director of the Latin American Psychoanalytic Federation (FEPAL). He was member of the Programme Committee of the 43rd Congress in New Orleans (2004) where he was the plenary session discussant of the Keynote Papers. He is a former member of the Publications Committee of the IPA (2001-2009), former member of the website task force of IPA (2012-2014), former Latin American Deputy Editor of the International Journal of Psychoanalysis and former Editor of the Psychiatry Journal of Rio Grande do Sul. He was president and chair of the Institute of the Porto Alegre Psychoanalycal Society where he gives seminars regularly.

Robert Oelsner, MD Graduate of the Buenos Aires Psychoanalytic Institute, since his relocation to Seattle is a training and supervising analyst of the Northwestern Psychoanalytic Society and of the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. Guest faculty of the Child Analytic Program of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis. He is among others co-author of Bion Conocido/Desconocido (Bion: The unknown/known) and Melanie Klein en Buenos Aires. His latest edited, introduced and co-authored book is Transference and Countertransference Today published by Routledge, 2013.

Talat Parman, Psychiatre-psychanalyste membre de la SPP et de l’IPA et membre fondateur et formateur de l’Association Psychanalytique d’Istanbul. Professeur associé émérite de psychiatrie de l’Université d’Istanbul. Il a dirigé pendant 20 ans l’unité de l’adolescent de l’Institut de Pédiatrie de l’Université d’Istanbul. Il a traduit en turc quatre livres de J-B Pontalis ; « Les Fenêtres », « Un Homme Disparaît », « Elles » et « Fantasme Originaire, Fantasmes des Origines, Origines du Fantasme (co-écrit avec J.Laplanche) ». Il est le rédacteur en chef de la revue « Les écrits de Psychanalyse » (Psikanaliz Yazıları, Ed. Baglam. Istanbul) et publié quelques articles dans les revues françaises de psychanalyse (Revue Française de Psychanalyse, Le Divan Familial, Adolescence).

Publications : « L’adolescence ou Bonjour Tristesse » (Ed. Baglam. 2000, Istanbul), « Ecrire la Psychanalyse » (Ed. Baglam 2002, Istanbul), « Les Essais Psychanalytiques » (Ed. Baglam. 2004, Istanbul), « Les Visages de l’Adolescence » (Ed. Baglam. 2009, Istanbul).

René Roussillon, Professeur de psychologie clinique et psychopathologie Université Lyon2, Directeur du département de psychologie clinique, Psychanalyste Membre titulaire et formateur de la SPP et du GLP-RA, Membre de la commission Psychanalyse et Université et « Recherches en psychanalyse de l’IPA ».

2008- Le jeu et l’entre je(u), coll le fil rouge, PUF (306p).
2011-Agony and symbolization, Karnak book, London, (250p).
2009. Associativity and non verbal language, Psychoanalysis in Europe, N°63, p157-175, Comgraphic, Barcelone.
2010- Deconstructing the primary narcissism International Journal of Psychoanalysis. 821-837, NY, USA.
2010 Working through and its various models, Int J Psychoanal (2010), 91:1405–1417, NY, USA.
2013. The function of the object in the binding and unbinding of the drives, Int J Psychoanal.
Amira Yeret is a member and a training and supervising psychoanalyst for adult and child psychoanalysis in the Israel Psychoanalytic Society.
Amira is a co- founder, and co-director of HLFABA- a Center for Psychoanalytically Oriented Psychotherapy Studies for adult and child therapists (1994). One of the focus areas of HLFABA is babies and mothers observations.
Amira works in a private practice in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Her main themes of teaching and writing (mainly unpublished & published lectures) are:
A. Bion’s writings – seminars and workshops focused on Bi-on’s ways of thinking and re-thinking, writing and re- writing as a way of fighting the danger of stagnation or collapsing to the already known.
B. Infant Observations and their implications on studying the experience of observing and being observed, in and beyond the specific situation of infant observation- as essential to becoming an Analyst/Psychotherapist:
1. Tutoring groups of candidates and students of HLFABA and their tutors – while practicing infant observations.
2. Leading workshops on the theme of “An Observing Posi-tion” in the Israeli psychoanalytic Institute of Psycho-analysis and in HLFABA.
3. Co-writing a paper on “ Layers of Observations – Observing and Being observed “- presented at the 1st International Congress on Infant Observation organised by the Associa-tion Bick Espana (Barcelona – Spain) 1996, and included in its published collection of papers presented.
C. “Rhythms and Beats in the Analytic Session” – a paper presented to the Israel PsychoanalyticSociety (1994).
D. “The Hunger for Certainty and its impact on our analytic listening”- paper presented at a post September 11 terror at-tack congress organised by The Israeli Association for Psy-choanalytic Psychotherapy(IAPP) and held in Ramat- Gan, Israel.(2002).